KEN CRO-KEN
                             
         

HOMEPAGE KEN CRO-KEN



K E N    C R O - K E N
E  C O S Y S T E M       A R T I S T

  


My focus is with the intangible forces that shape and mold all things on this planet and elsewhere
and to further develop a relationship with my less than silent partner and boss, Nature. 

The concept of earthwork art summons images of soil, wood, water, rock formations and other tangible materials.  ­The greater focus within m­y art experience is nature's process and the invisible forces at work on our planet.  Nature is my collaborator and as such, makes its every influence known.  I am an ecosystem artist developing each 2D and 3D painting in seasonal conditions of high heat and extreme cold, at various levels of humidity, to experience the power of natural elements in response to the materials I lay upon the canvas and elsewhere.  Rather than fear Nature, i accept the actual and proceed with amazement!  Like a chef who learns when the best time is to take something out of the oven, I have learned over many decades, when to take a painting out of Nature and let it transform at the speed of conventional art. 

All we create are earthworks.  I prefer to call myself an Actualist since my major interest and partnership with Nature accepts that all we create are earthworks; take that as a given and embrace Nature, for all it is and the potential I might find within it using an Actualist eye; (with realism and abstraction to further support my findings visually and otherwise. 

Nature is the fixed point whereby we may measure our departure.  -  Ralph Waldo Emerson 




"Blue Shift" mixed media paints on canvas, 36" x 48"                                                                           1995 - 2016

If you look closely you can see circular mini paintings on the canvas above.  They serve as microscopes that take a closer look at the surrounding painting.  Conversely, due to self-similarity, (things look the same on small and grand scale; such as, the leaf of a plant and it's similarities to the Mississippi Delta), the mini paintings can also serve as telescopes revealing places at a greater distance; even light years away!



Featured in "Inspiration of Astronomical PhenomenaViii, City of Lights"; (published 2015.)
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       "Long Island and Connecticut", 30" x 40"                                                                                                                                                                     1995




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KC-K


 

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